Laureate Education

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Laureate Education Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
145 Reviews
2.5
145 Reviews
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Laureate Education Founder, Chairman and CEO Doug Becker
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The company is growing very, very fast (in 7 reviews)

  • The pros are good: excellent location (Harbor East); operations in over 30 countries, and on all six inhabited continents - how cool is that (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • There is very little downtime and a work/life balance is nearly impossible to achieve (in 16 reviews)

  • No work life balance since people work from 8 AM to 8 PM (in 6 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Benefits are good but company culture borders on toxic

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    Former Employee - Enrollment Advisor  in  Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Enrollment Advisor in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    I worked at Laureate Education full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Competitive salary, diverse international colleagues, nice office building

    Cons

    Few opportunities to grow, negativity among employees (especially sales teams), corporate management style

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on improving the mood in the office and investing in employee development

  2.  

    Laureate Education from an Employee Standpoint

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    Current Employee - IT Professional
    Current Employee - IT Professional

    I have been working at Laureate Education full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The benefits are great and the people you work with are awesome. Requesting time off is not a problem and making up time on your own schedule shows your manager that you are dedicated.

    Cons

    Some challenges are there are too many vertical organizations that don't communicate well to the foundational IT department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation should be a ratio of gross company profit distributed evenly to the top department performers and not to line the pockets of the various C-Team members.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Pretty Good Intern Program

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern  in  Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Laureate Education as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    -great benefits (free Orioles game, lunches, etc.)
    -a large internship program with a lot of other college students you can connect to
    -a lot of great and helpful people working there
    -great pay
    -great facilities and it is located in the beautiful Harbor East

    Cons

    -I know a lot of interns who were bored because their managers were not very involved with them
    -however, there were some who were overwhelmed with the fast-paced work environment, but I would disagree with them

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    one way or another....

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Laureate Education full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The location is ideal. The education, benefits, and compensation is rather good compared to competitors within the industry. Countless opportunities for professional growth as long as you show vigor, potential and interest.

    Cons

    If you're looking to grow within, its a roll of the dice. Sometimes, you'll just be the person for the job and walk right into a position made for you. But that's very seldom. You can be the most prepared, have the background experience and education, have a clear plan of how you'll positively impact the new position you're applying for, and NONE of that will matter if leadership is already set on who they want. Sometimes, who they want will have LESS education, LESS experience, NO clearly defined progressive strategies and yet will STILL be the "best candidate". My suggestion, if you can't find a way to move up, then gather as much experience as you can to position yourself to move on. One way or another, it'll be good for something.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be a DEFINED career path at every level, in every department. There needs to be CLEAR practices as to hiring and promoting.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    An OK company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Laureate Education full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good bonuses and decent pay

    Cons

    Not enough support to their projects

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    No progress No future

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    Former Employee - Helpdesk  in  Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Helpdesk in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Laureate Education full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -International environment
    -You can find lots of interesting people

    Cons

    - lack of carrier progress
    -company is not investing in employees
    -no enthusiasm and support from managers
    -lack of external training

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Change, Turn Over, Change

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Laureate Education full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great coworkers, benefits, tuition discount

    Cons

    turnover is VERY high, always under staffed, difficult to replace someone who leaves

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Track turnover, conduct thorough exit interviews

  9.  

    lack of management, if you're junior and you don't care about learning go ahead

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    Former Employee - Software Developer  in  San Jose, San Jose (Costa Rica)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in San Jose, San Jose (Costa Rica)

    I worked at Laureate Education full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    they offer free college and parking, but sometimes it comes with control over what you can do with your college

    Cons

    lack of management, low wage, wasted skills, fear of technology

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    validate personel skills, increase wage

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Lack of leadership

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Laureate Education full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexibility in how to complete my tasks using my own methods
    Benefits are good
    Great people
    Location

    Cons

    Severe lack of clear leadership, but with that there is an inordinate amount of management
    Salary is a bit low
    Work/Life balance? What is that?
    Slow to adapt to new technology
    Next to no opportunity for internal advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn the difference between leadership and management. They are not the same. This place is chock full of talented people, yet the environment is not conducive to developing this talent and letting them pursue advancement within the company. Stop treating your IT Ops like red-headed step-children. When you post a 4 billion dollar profit, cutting bonuses and only giving that pitiful cost of living increase is an insult.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Long hours and low pay

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Laureate Education full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice coworkers, fast pace, interesting work.

    Cons

    Horrible work life balance, poor technology for staff, sloppy development practices.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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